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Michael D. Mason

Executive Managing Director

Michael Mason is an account lead in Retail Occupier Services (ROS), a specialty practice within Newmark Knight Frank's Global Corporate Services, and is responsible for building and managing teams that deliver integrated service delivery for global retail occupier accounts across all suites:

  • Strategy
  • Transaction and Asset Management
  • Project Management
  • Lease Administration
  • Facilities Maintenance

Mr. Mason also leads the asset management business within ROS and overseas account teams managing thousands of renewal/termination transactions per year for ROS clients.

As a manager and director, Mr. Mason brings over 14 years of retail real estate and business process outsourcing experience at the regional and national level. With proven expertise in market analytics, development consulting, asset management, sales and leasing, Mr. Mason has represented some of the top national retail chains and largest developers and REITs in the country.  

Mr. Mason started his career in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) space at Hewitt Associates (now Aon Hewitt) in the late 1990s. Through seven years of service, he worked his way to become an account lead overseeing large teams in the U.S. and India delivering multi-service human resource outsourcing to Fortune 100 clients.

In 2005, Mr. Mason left outsourcing to become a broker at Mid-America Real Estate Corp., a Chainlinks Company. There Mr. Mason represented some of the top national retailers in the country in their Midwest expansion efforts including Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Office Max, Borders, Yankee Candle, Ulta Cosmetics, among others. Seeking to get back into outsourcing, Mr. Mason joined Grubb & Ellis in 2009 and helped revamp the retail services business, now Newmark Knight Frank.

Mr. Mason holds an A.B. Degree, in psychology/business management (organizational behavior) from Miami University (Oxford, OH).

Michael D. Mason
Michael D. Mason
Executive Managing Director
500 W Monroe Street
Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60661
United States
T  312.224.3228


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Areas of Specialization
  • Systems Integration
  • Process Management
  • Team Building
  • Strategic Planning
  • Transaction/ Asset Management
  • Project Management
  • Lease Administration
  • Facilities Maintenance

Years of Experience
14 years